This is the story of our show last night at The End.
The show was originally going to be 4 bands playing 4 songs each after a seminar on Internet Promotion. Everything was going to end around 8:30 and the club was having a band not related to the conference play that night at the usual time. Well, either the band that was playing after the showcase cancelled or got cancelled so they decided to spread out the 4 bands to compensate for no headliner that night. So, instead of going on at 7:05 we were supposed to then go onstage at 9:15. The problem was, each band was *still* only supposed to play 4 songs.
This of course did not work. The third band, Mink, was about to finish their set at 8:15 and we were supposed to go on next - a full HOUR before our scheduled time. Aside from the fact that I told our mailing list 9:15 Kim and Edwin weren't even there yet. I told the guy in charge our dilemma and they had Mink play more songs. They were happy to do that so at least that worked out well. They still ended their set at 8:45 or so just as Kim and Edwin got there.
As you know Edwin was filling in for Emmy and we had only rehearsed 4 songs with him and J.T. who hadn't played any of our other songs either for about 8 months. So, I went on early - just me and my guitar - and played "My Baby", and "The Secret" trying to fill up as much time as possible by telling the stories behind the songs. J.T. and Edwin came on stage with me (Kim didn't because she didn't have any other "acoustic" parts written for any other songs) and we played "Oceanside", "Strange & Beautiful", and "Good Friend". Kim then came on stage and we played "Sugardaddy", "Do You Have Any Miracles", "Giving Up & Letting Go" and "You Must Be on Crack." Keep in mind that we only rehearsed "Good Friend", "Do You Have Any Miracles", "Giving Up & Letting Go" and "You Must Be on Crack."
At least we all had a good laugh afterwards. Flying by the seat of our pants is an understatement. There were parts of songs we completely skipped and didn't even realize it until we were packing our instruments away not to mention the missed notes and lyrics. Thank God not many people showed up to witness this debacle.
What I thought then... and what I think now.